THE PINK HOUSE

Milsons Passage, New South Wales, Australia

up to 5 guests2 bedrooms2 queen plus bunk bed nook . 1 bath plus outdoor shower

THE PINK HOUSE

  • Fully self contained  weekender 
  • Perfect for 2, but can sleep 5 
  • Arrive by boat, no roads, no cars
  • Indoor & outdoor fire
  • 2  kayaks
  • WiFi . smart TV
  • Indoor & Outdoor undercover dining

What to do

  • Just relax by the river
  • Swim on the high tide
  • Catch dinner from the jetty
  • Kayak along the Popran National Park  shore
  • Indulge in long lunch at Peats Bite
  • Explore the Hawkesbury by self drive boat
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The Pink House is a  tastefully appointed weekender with  a touch of Scandi inspiration both inside & out

The inner city creative, well travelled owners have done the most marvellous interior renno on this original fibro river cottage ;

The exterior is original apart from the coat of pink paint!!

Open plan easy living spanning the front of the cottage, with adjoining galley ;

Bedroom spaces are  set at rear of cottage….. Master queen has a long view through the living space windows to the river beyond.

There is a private jetty , a plunge tub – open water tank style, crafted from corrugated iron , a fire , outdoor shower, kayaks & free form bush walking  from rear of property

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INDOOR . OUTDOOR . LOUNGE . LIVING
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• long built in lounges 
• indoor & outdoor dining
• ceiling fans   . indoor & outdoor  fire
• outdoor shower
• smart TV . wifi . sonos
• magazines . books . games
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KITCHEN . PANTRY
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• well equipped kitchen with all the basic cookware & utensils
• fridge . freezer . induction cooktop w electric oven . microwave . no dishwasher
• nespresso machine . coffee plunger. milk frother . tea infuser
• ground coffee . twinings tea bags. raw sugar
• sea salt. pepper grinder. australian olive oil . balsamic vinegar . fresh garden herbs & dried herbs
• glad wrap. foil. paper towel .serviettes .
• all below sink items
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SLEEPING . BATHROOM
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• master queen 
• second bedroom w queen
• bunk bed nook
• all linen included
• main bathroom w shower
• plus outdoor shower

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WHAT TO BRING

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  • favourite off line play list . reading material
  • fishing equipment including hooks, bait, sinkers
  • toiletries, personal belongings including swimwear, & beach towels
  • personal repellant, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • wood for fire :- coles petrol stations have easy to carry bags of wood at approx $11; 2 bags for 2 nights is suitable for  fire … fire  is  main heat source
  • food & beverage – there are no shops. We recommend planning a menu & shop list to avoid bringing the kitchen sink!!!

We recommend you check the forecast & pack accordingly ……..

There are two main areas on the mainland to switch from road/ rail to boat to you to reach The Pink House  in Milsons Passage
The Brooklyn / Mooney Mooney area is reached via the M1 Freeway exit as the  freeway crosses the Hawkesbury River. Travel time from Sydney is approx. one hour except in peak travel periods. Distance is approx 50km from harbour bridge. The Sydney to Central Coast trains have scheduled stops at Hawkesbury River Station in ‘downtown’ Brooklyn
The other location is Berowra Waters which is a picturesque hamlet with an old fashioned car ferry that connects the roads  on either side.
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Arrive By Boat . Absolute Waterfront . No Cars . No Roads
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•  boats  are  pre booked directly by you with operators
•  prices listed below are guidelines only
•  we will assist with additional info & contact details  once your stay is confirmed
•  also suited to own trailer boat up to 6m
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BROOKLYN CENTRAL BOAT HIRE
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•  easy to drive. absolutely no previous experience needed
•  personalised how to boat instructions given . boats are broad and stable
•  a great way to experience this magical part of the world.
•  fuel . basic map .safety gear . emergency call out . fishing licenses included
•  boat travel to The Pink House is about 30 mins depending on tide
•  we provide detailed directions and exploring suggestions
PRICE GUIDELINE  $370 for 2 nights; xtra nights $100; discounts may apply
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 WATER TAXI
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•  from kangaroo point OR brooklyn public wharf
•   unrestricted parking available near both jetties
•  taxi also travels after sunset
•  taxi travel time to The Pink House is  about 15 min
PRICE GUIDELINE   $90 per trip for 2 guests ; additional guests POA
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WATER TAXI and HIRE BOAT PACKAGE
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•  the best of both worlds
•  hire boat PRE delivered to The Pink House  jetty
•  you travel from mainland to The Pink House  with water taxi
•  hire boat is easy to drive . no experience or licence required.
•  personalised ‘how to’  hire boat instructions given by taxi skipper on arrival at  jetty
•  we provide detailed exploring suggestions
•  25l tank of fuel . safety equipment . map .emergency call out included
PRICE GUIDELINE approx. $370 for 2 nights  . additional nights $50
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HAVE BOAT LICENSE …………  but need a boat
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•  Brooklyn Central has a runabout w a 30hp engine that is for hire.
•  Boab Boat Hire have a fleet w 50hp & above that they can deliver to Berowra Waters boat ramp, where you meet & commence your hire….this option is more cost effective on a longer stay
• Taxi – Tinny with 30hp  combo – travel by water taxi ; tinny awaits you at The Pink House
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OWN TRAILER BOAT up to 6m
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•  we recommend launching at Mooney Mooney boat ramp
•  boat travel w 60hp to The Pink House is  approx 10 min
•  we are happy to provide additional exploring . restaurant suggestions
•  to explore broken bay. cowan creek. refuge bay region travel  is approx 30min w 60hp
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THINGS TO NOTE
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CHILDREN –  welcome by prior arrangement
PETS  – not suited
HIRE BOATS – night time travel not permitted
FIREWOOD  –  we provide kindling, guests BYO easy carry bags of wood as fire is main heat source. Wood available at most service stations & at Berowra Waters Marina if hiring a boat from there .
GARBAGE  – there is no garbage service on the river,   so guests  are requested to take their garbage back to the mainland bins as the locals do.
DEPARTURE – there is no cleaning fee so we do ask guests to leave The Pink House neat & tidy as you found her
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RATES, DEALS & BOOKING
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RATES – are tailored to offer the most competitive price for the season, length of stay and number of guests.
DEALS – are often available, especially on a three night weekend stay, Mon-Thur stays and six night stays arriving Friday or Monday
EMAIL US –  at info@hawkesburyriver.com for rate info
all rates are given in writing by email only, not text
please include:-
  • names of  all the properties of interest
  • dates
  • number of guests inc. children
  • if you have your own trailer boat or if we should send some boat options to you
  • any other relevant info such as number of rooms/beds required
BOOKING TERMS FOR PAYMENT – when booking direct w us, are that payment is ONLY by  direct bank to bank transfer, of the full amount at time of making a booking . We send payment  & bond details to you & you then have a 24 hour hold, allowing time to deposit funds & return agreement along w receipt of funds transfer. NOTE the security bond is a ‘sign off ‘ document with  credit card  details submitted in the agreement

CALL US – on 0401 308 888 or email info@hawkesburyriver.com if you have any questions . NOTE that we often have mobile reception issues if we are out & about in a shadow spot on the river.

If you plan to arrive by own trailer boat up to 6m with an engine capacity greater than 30hp, there are many more areas in the Hawkesbury River network for you to explore.

From Bar Point you can travel down stream to Dangar Island , Brooklyn, and into Cowan Waters  where Cottage Point, Bobbin Head , Refuge Bay & Jerusalem Bay are located

We wil provide additional information suited to you / your boat.

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